The Thailand Cave Diving Project

An Important Archive of Thailand Cave Diving Web site information

Produced by Thailand  Cave Diving Pioneer  – Matt London

Note – Matt London’s original website www.fullcave.com that documented his work has long since left the internet – however, it  is reproduced here courtesy of the amazing internet record s kept at  www.

Warning: Cave diving can be deadly without proper training and equipment. Please stay out of the caves unless cave trained!


Welcome to the resident site of the Thailand Cave Diving Project! Dedicated to exploring Thailand’s underwater cave systems since 1996!

Within this site you will find a variety of  articles and information on cave diving in Thailand and the Hogarthian / DIR cave diving equipment  configuration that just so happens to work as well in the open water as it does in the caves!

We also have included cave and cave diving terms, rules and protocols, remote diving considerations including in water recompression (IWR) and the importance of receiving adequate “cave diver” training before participation. We are also striving to impress upon you the immense value that caves possess and the importance of conserving and protecting these extremely fragile resources.

Also in this edition! - Oxygen is still the ultimate decompression gas! We have an excellent  excerpt form Kenneth Donald’s legendary “out of print” book ”Oxygen and the diver,” also a simulated cavern diver quiz, two cave maps, useful tourist information and “yet another” best-mix re-mix worksheet that assumes “oxygen is at least as narcotic as N2″ to add to your best mix re-mix worksheet collection, DIR diving and more! And the best part of all – it’s all absolutely free!


Thailand Cave Diving Project – Mission Statement (2006)

The Thailand Cave Diving Project is a not for profit affiliation of divers dedicated to exploration, survey, preservation, study, raising awareness and protection of underwater caves and Karst throughout South East Asia. 

Our web site is very much in-progress. Over the next few months we will be adding more information for education and outreach purposes with the intention of heightening awareness as to the immense value of underwater caves and  associated Karst resources. It is also the purpose of this site to stress the importance of conserving these delicate resources.

In the interest of “cave preservation”, members of the Cave Diving Project agree to never promote or use any caves for commercial or monetary $$$  purposes.Where there is reason to believe that disclosure of cave locations will lead to vandalism or commercialism before adequate protection can be established, the Cave Diving Project will oppose such publication. 

All members also agree to take personal responsibility to advance the message of cave conservation and safe cave diving to all potential users.


Cave Diving Warning Sign

TCDP approved for use in Thailand (with Thai translation)

Thai Cave Diving Warning Sign

WARNING: CAVE DIVING CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WITHOUT PROPER EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING.

BE SAFE AND STAY OUT OF UNDERWATER CAVES UNLESS CAVE TRAINED!


Cave Diving Safety



Cave Diving Articles

Speleogy

Cave Diving Basics

 Articles on Oxygen

 Resources

  • Best Mix / Re-Mix - the calculation. sheet that does it all (without need of computer) (.pdf)  - M. London

 Useful Info on Thailand

 Cave diving maps

Long Live His Majesty the King!

thailand cave diving

member DIR network


 quick links: NACD ,  NSS-CDSWKPP,    BSTD,  NAUI, STROKES!  NSSDEEP AIR STROKES!  IANTDOCEANIC  HIGHLAND BANDS GATES DRYSUITSOCEAN DISCOVERY CDAA   APEKS REGULATORSNOAA,  SODTHAICAVES.ORG  DIVERITE GAVIN SCOOTERSGUEHAL BSAC CMAS  DYKUTBILDARNAKRABI SANDSGAPRGBMAMAZON, CS,  HUNGARY,  CROATIAN, H&HNCAGREECESIAMCAT


Thailand Cave Diving Project – Member List 2005

Cave Diving Project Thailand Dennis Orhill support diver

Cave Diving Project Thailand

Cave Diving Project Thailand Steve Trawavas  gas diver

Cave Diving Project Thailand Dean Smart  speleologist

Cave Diving Project Thailand

Cave Diving Project Thailand Michael Williams  gas diver

Cave Diving Project Thailand

Cave Diving Project Thailand Matt London  project coordinator

 

Cave Diving Project Thailand Chris Ross  gas diver

Cave Diving Project Thailand

Cave Diving Project ThailandSayan Patrat  support diver & local knowledge (southern provinces)

Cave Diving Project Thailand

Cave Diving Project Thailand Magnus Lindstromm support diver

Cave Diving Project Thailand

Cave Diving Project Thailand Kang Gertrongum  support & local knowledge (northern provinces) 

Cave Diving Project Thailand                                                          

Cave Diving Project Thailand Pierre Nyberg support diver  


 Nicolas Le Clerc support diver


  • Original Website last updated (by Matt London): 01/15/06.
  • Website recreated from web : 06 April 2012 by Steve Burton
  • New layout via DeepTecThailand: 1 Dec 2012 by Andy Davis